CARB fines trucking company $22,000 for emissions violations

| 8/5/2009

The California Air Resources Board recently fined one California fleet more than $22,000 for failing to perform emission checks on its trucks.

CARB fined Dispatch Transportation Inc. $22,875 after the agency’s investigators found the company hadn’t inspected its trucks in 2007 or 2008.

“To be competitive in today’s economy, being a green business is essential,” said CARB Chairman Mary Nichols. “Proprietors who think business-as-usual means bypassing California clean air laws are making a reputation as dirty dealers.”

In addition to paying the fine, Dispatch Transportation also must:

  • Ensure staff responsible for emissions compliance attend diesel education courses within one year;
  • Instruct drivers to comply with the state’s idling regulations;
  • Complete heavy-duty diesel engine software and control technology upgrades; and
  • Supply all smoke inspection records to CARB for the next four years.

– By Charlie Morasch, staff writer